Grazing cattle on a wheat field/crop is another option to assist in the expense of feeding cattle. First, they built a temporary electric fence around the field. Below you can see the teamwork in action!
I just love the “Camo Hat Team” ! 🙂
You are probably wondering how they can eat and graze on the wheat and we still have a wheat crop come next summer. The wheat’s growing point is below ground currently, similar to grass, so the cattle eating the “green wheat”, above ground doesn’t harm the plant.
When the temperature gets below a certain point, the wheat goes into dormancy, and no longer grows for the winter. When it warms back up, during the spring, the wheat comes out of dormancy and begins to grow once again. When the growing point gets above ground, the farmer has to be sure to not graze cattle any longer. If they graze, it will damage the crop.
On a daily basis they take the cattle to the field to graze and then late afternoon bring them back into the pen for the night. Yesterday PV and I assisted in bringing in the cattle.
Here are a few photos of our experience!
I love this picture! Trusty dog & Owner!
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